George Boateng was born in September 1975 in Nkawkaw. He is a Dutch former professional footballer who played as a defensive midfielder.
Boateng is a devout Christian and says his faith affects the way he conducts himself.In an interview with Church Times he stated: “My family and I have become very devoted Christians. Hearing and acting on the Word is very important.”
PLAYING CAREER GEORGE BOATENG
Although born in Ghana, Boateng chose to represent Netherlands at international level, earning four caps in total for Oranje.
Boateng made his international debut for the Netherlands in a 1–1 draw with Denmark in November 2001.
MANAGERIAL CAREER OF GEORGE BOATENG
GEORGE BOATENG CAREER AT KELANTAN FA
In 2014, Boateng was unveiled as Kelantan FA new head coach to replace Steve Darby who had been shown the exit door after a 0–4 loss to Sime Darby F.C.On 6 May 2014, Kelantan FA come back from 3–0 down to draw 3–3 with Felda United F.C. in first leg of the Malaysia FA Cup semi-final in Boateng’s first game as head coach. Boateng apologised to the Kelantan fans after Kelantan FA were knocked out of the Malaysia Cup by Kedah FA with 3–4 aggregate, and there were reports saying that he would step down from his role as Kelantan FA head coach the following season but that proved to be wrong by Kelantan FA President, Annuar Musa. He was moved to the Technical Director position on 24 March 2015, and his position as head coach was taken by Mohd Azraai Khor Abdullah. Boateng left his post as technical director of Kelantan on 11 May 2015 in order to work as coach or manager again.
GEORGE BOATENG CAREER AT BLACKBURN ROVERS
On 5th September 2018, Boateng signed as Under 13’s head coach at Championship club Blackburn Rovers where he coached different age groups at the academy.
GEORGE BOATENG CAREER AT ASTON VILLA
On 29 July 2019, it was announced that Boateng had left Rovers to take up a position as Aston Villa Under-18 lead coach.
In September 2020, Boateng was promoted to become the Professional Development Coach of the under 23 squad at Aston Villa.
HONOURS OF GEORGE BOATENG
UEFA Intertoto Cup: 200
FA Cup: runner-up 1999–2000
Football League Cup: 2003–04
UEFA Cup: runner-up 2005–06.